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How to approach exercise during the pandemic

We’ve always said if we had more time we’d lose a few kgs, get that six-pack, learn to cook, tidy out that closet we’ve been avoiding for years. Now we have an unprecedented amount of time at home with social distancing, travel restrictions and lockdowns being implemented worldwide. It’s a strange time in the world and now the majority of us have a lot of time at home but how do we make the most of this?

The first step is to take the pressure off yourself. It’s understandable for things to move slower at the moment, but taking care of your physical and mental health is an important part of getting through this. At Ultimate Fitness, we understand it can be challenging to motivate yourself to train every day. To help you along, we’ll be adding simple home workouts to our Instagram and Facebook three times a week for you to follow during your own time. They take 20mins, and we’ll also have a suggested warm-up and cool down if you have more time. They’ll be in our stories for 24hrs and then saved on highlights for you to reach in your spare time. Share your workout sorties with the #stayfitwithUF and let’s start helping each other through this.

We’re not aiming to get a personal best or lose 5kg overnight. Rather let’s aim to release some happy endorphins, give ourselves physical and mental boost and get through this together.

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It’s quiet and we miss you, a personal message

There is more important stuff going on in the world at the moment than travelling, and I do hope you all stay safe. But one thing is still true, staying fit is important and we have put together some home exercises for you, please find them below. But next to this also a personal message from me.

My name is Debby, and I have been part of the Ultimate Fitness Team from the beginning, and I would like to let you know we miss our Bootcampers. Every year I travel around to our Bootcamps and meet a lot of our guests. It’s always fun to meet up with our travellers but also the UF trainers, resort managers and other crew abroad.

Now all our camps are closed, and its a weird feeling. I myself am based in Mallorca (Spain) at the moment. This is where we were supposed to start on the 31st of May again with our four-month Spain season. It is so unreal and sad thinking we cannot begin on the planned date this year. I love seeing our new guests arrive and seeing them think, OMG what did I get myself in to, and seeing them having made new mates, totally relaxed and a lot fitter leave at the end of their stay. I will miss all the new faces and return customers I met before.

As stated above, we would like to stay in touch and help you a staying fit. Online you can find lots of free workouts of fantastic trainers from all over the world, it’s not the same as going to your favourite gym, let alone join a Fitness Bootcamp holiday abroad, but it helps to break up the day.

We will do everything to be ready at all our locations once the travel ban has been lifted and it’s safe for you to travel again. At the moment we are aiming for the 5th of July 2020.

If you have any questions, our team of professionals is of course here for you, so please ask away. Just drop us a message via email: [email protected]

Below are four workouts for you ( and me :)). You can do them at your own ability. If you have any questions let me know. And feel free to tag us in our how workouts on Insta #ufbootcamps!

 

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Household Items you can use to exercise at home

  1. Mountain climbers

You’ll need to be on tiles or wooden floor for this exercise. Start in a high plank position with both feet on folded towels. Slide your right knee forward to chest. Push right knee back to return to high plank. Repeat with the left knee. This is a great cardio exercise. Start with 1eps per leg for 1-2 rounds. Build up to 20 reps per leg for three rounds.

  1. Livingroom wall sits

Find a wall with a big enough space for you to lean on. Sit in a squat with your back resting against the wall. You should look like you’re sitting in a chair with your legs are 90 degrees. Hold it. Start with 1-2 rounds of 30secconds and build up to 3 rounds of 1min as your strength increases. Your legs will burn, but it’s worth it, trust us!

  1. Tricep dips with a chair

Sit on the end of the seat and place your hands behind your hips. Lift your hips off the seat and walk your feet forward, slowly lower your body downward. Extend your arms, raising your body upward and support your weight with your arms. Beginners can try 1-2 sets of 6-8 reps. More conditioned exercisers can try three sets of 10-12 reps.

  1. Milk/water bottle Russian twists.

For this, you can use a 1l, 2l or 5l bottle filled with water. Sit on the floor holding the bottle. Lean back, keeping your back straight and engage your core. Rotate your torso and try and touch the floor each side with the water bottle. Begin with 6-8 reps on each side for 1-2 rounds. Build up to 20 reps on each side for three rounds. To make it more difficult, raise your feet off the floor.

  1. Tabletop press-ups

These are brilliant for people who are beginning building up strength to full press-ups.  Incline press-ups can be done anywhere around the home – on a countertop, table, bed or even against the wall.  To use a table, place your hands on the table shoulder-width apart. Stretch your legs out behind you, body nice and straight. Lower your weight down, keeping your elbows tight to your body, and press back up. Begin with 5-6 sets for 1-2 rounds. Build up to 10-12 reps for three rounds.

 

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How to stay fit during lockdown

If you can’t leave your house it’s actually very easy to put on weight or experience a general drop in your fitness levels. So we have put together some videos to show you how to stay fit during lockdown delivered straight to your inbox. These have been created by Ultimate Fitness Holiday coaches, and have been designed to be easily replicable in your own home. Of course, there’s no substitute for joining us in one of our paradise locations when this coronavirus madness is over!

Here are two to keep you going:

 

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How to exercise during a pandemic

We’ve always said if we had more time we’d get that, lose a few kgs, get that six-pack, learn to cook, tidy out that closet we’ve been avoiding for years.

Now we have an unprecedented amount of time at home with social distancing, travel restrictions and lockdowns being implemented worldwide. It’s a strange time in the world,  now the majority of us have a lot of time at home but how do we make the most of this?

The first step is to take the pressure off yourself. It’s understandable for things to move slower at the moment, but taking care of your physical and mental health is an important part of getting through this. At Ultimate Fitness, we understand it can be challenging to motivate yourself to train every day.

To help you along, we’ll be adding simple home workouts to our Instagram and Facebook three times a week for you to follow during your own time. They take 20mins, and we’ll also have a suggested warm-up and cool down if you have more time. See below some examples for you.

They’ll be in our stories for 24hrs and then saved on highlights for you to reach in your spare time. Share your workout sorties with the #getfitwithUF and let’s start helping each other through this.

We’re not aiming to get a personal best or lose 5kg overnight. Instead let’s aim to release some happy endorphins, give ourselves physical and mental boost, and get through this together.

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Home Work Out 1

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How to complete the exercises with the correct form:

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